Re: [BOOKS/SF] New Vernor Vinge collection includes a new story

From: Anthony Garcia (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 18:06:49 MST

Brian Atkins says:
> Does anyone else find it funny to find someone worrying about longevity
> of their dead tree volume while simultaneously the book in question
> is from Mr. Intro to the Singularity?

"Dead tree volumes" have the advantage of being write-once and having
no external interfaces; thus there is no chance of them being
perverted by a remote attacker. One has the confidence that, 1000 years
from now, modulo decay and physical access controls, the dead
tree volume will contain the exact same text as when it was printed.


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